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African American Religion: A Very Short Introduction

Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

28 August 2014

ISBN: 9780195182897

160 pages

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Very Short Introductions

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African American Religion offers a provocative historical and philosophical treatment of the religious life of African Americans. Glaude argues that the phrase, African American religion, is meaningful only insofar as it singles out the distinctive ways religion has been leveraged by African Americans to respond to different racial regimes in the United States.

  • Explores the history and circumstances of African American religion through: conjure, African American Christianity, and African American Islam
  • Focuses on how religious communities and experiences have developed in the African American community

About the Author(s)

Eddie S. Glaude Jr., William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies, Princeton University

Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Princeton University.

Table of Contents

    Chapter One:
    The Category of "African American Religion"
    Chapter Two:
    Conjure and African American Religion
    Chapter Three
    African American Christianity and Its Early Phase (1760-1863)
    Chapter Four
    African American Christianity: The Modern Phase (1863-1980)
    Chapter Five
    African American Christianity: The Contemporary Phase (1980-present)
    Chapter Six
    African American Islam